@Homeschool_Forum I thought this was a helpful post from the folks at Landry Academy.
(though we probably disagree on what boldly teaching biblical creation means. )
My oldest is in sixth grade this year. Last year I did regular testing for the first time. They were not timed though. I have never had my kids write up lab reports per se, but they have used two years of curriculum with lab manuals that were set up as lab reports with fill in the blanks.
I thought the part about practicing graphing every day was interesting. I gave my kids standardized tests for the first time this past spring and I was surprised by how much of the science component consisted of reading charts, graphs, and maps. I also noticed that the reading and creation of charts and graphs (deciding what format is best for what kinds of data) was a big component of the CPO Earth Science we used last year. I had never really thought about that as so key to science education before.
Anything stand out to you? Anything left off the list? Or if anyone has experience teaching college science and has suggestions about weaknesses they see in homeschool students, please chime in.